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president obama's gun control measures with an emphasis on expanding background checks for gun buyers. >>> the white house has formally jumped into the same-sex marriage debate. the obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urging justices to strike down the federal defensive marriage act which defines marriage as between a man and woman. the move is not a surprise, but when i asked president obama about this issue on wednesday during my exclusive one on one interview with him at the white house, he was noncommit tall saying he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy that they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same sex issue in late march. >> band members are looking for burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand dollars of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 in the evening on tuesday and 6:00 a.m. on wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for any unusual musical items for sale on the internet. >>> two dozen ballplayers just re
interview with president obama. good evening, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> i'm carolyn johnson. the president addressed a wide range of issues from the budget stalemate in the capital to job creation throughout america. >> mr. obama also addressed a hot button topic in california. that is proposition 8, a ban on same same-sex marriage. >> here is dan ashley president aring from washington, d.c. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington. it has been an interesting and informative day here at the white house. we have been here all day long and met a number of cabinet secretaries and i had the opportunity to speak one on one with president obama. >> in your state of the union, mr. president, you praised our troops and said they exceeded expectations while some of our institutions let them down. which institutions were you referring to? congress one of them? >> all o to take responsibility about thinking about the same patriotism, due tee, responsibility we see on display in our military. >> the president of late is clearly frustrated with the stalemate in congress over th
. obama also addressed a hot button topic in california. that is proposition 8, a ban on same same-sex marriage. >> here is dan ashley president aring from washington, d.c. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington. it has been an interesting and informative day here at the white house. we have been here all day long and met a number of cabinet secretaries and i had the opportunity to speak one on one with president obama. >> in your state of the union, mr. president, you praised our troops and said they exceeded expectations while some of our institutions let them down. which institutions were you referring to? congress one of them? >> all of us have to take responsibility about thinking about the same patriotism, due tee, responsibility we see on display in our military. >> the president of late is clearly frustrated with the stalemate in congress over the so-called saw -- sequester. spending cuts that will kick in without a budget agreement. they run able to agree on taxes and spending. for many americans, same old, same old. >> mr. president when you arrived in washing
. we'll have the very latest. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says the move was more than just about a hairstyle. they were about a mid-life crisis. >>> looking forward to all of that coming up. but first, let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius. becoming very emotional in court this morning. his lawyer reading a statement saying he shot his model girlfriend to death by mistake, believing she was a robber. abc's bazi kanani is in pretoria, south africa, for us. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is the first time we're hearing oscar pistorius's version of what happened. he and steenkamp were in love. she brought him a valentine's gift the day she died. police will present a different story. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, wept, head in hands, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. the state outlined its case against pistorius. they believe he got out of bed, put on his prosthetic legs and walked 21 feet to a locked bathroom door. inside that ba
carried out by china and now president obama has ordered u.s. intelligence agencies to help american companies spot and detect the hacking coming from that building in shanghai. brian ross, abc news, new york. >>> and one day after targeting burger king, hackers have taken over the twitter account of another major company. pranksters broke into jeep's page and tweeted that they had been sold to cadillac. even the virtually virus free apple has fallen victim also. a small number of mac computers ats office -- at its offices were infected. this attack at apple's new york offices was similar to one acknowledged at facebook last week. >> the more computerized world we become, this is the aftermath. this is the dirty underside of it all. the white house is going to respond to some of this, but "the new york times" said obama administration officials are planning to tell china's new leaders that the volume and sophistication of the attacks have become so intense that they threaten the fundamental relationship between washington and beijing. that could be some interesting words. again, we o
and eric? >> president obama is preparing the state of the union address which he will deliver to a joint session of congress tomorrow night and raising several key issues in the second term including jobs, the federal budget, gun control, immigration, and climate change. the white house says the president will be focusing on social media to outline the proposals with 100 people invited to participate in an online panel when he wrapped up. florida senator rub eye will give the republican response to the president's address, and you can watch the state of the union address live here on abc7 and at abc7news.com tomorrow going at 6:00 p.m. >> did you fill up your tank over the weekend? coming up, the sticker shock felt by the bay area drivers. >> the number one dog show is underway this morning and we will look at the unusual k ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy.
and show everyone mrs. obama coming into the room. and we saw her going down to resounding applause. and i want to point out, you're looking next to her will be kaitlin roig, who is the first grade teacher at newtown who told me about taking her 15 first graders into the bathroom, shielding them from the gunman, saying, "the good guys are on their way." >> and the president knows he has a job to do on ending gun violence. he's laid out proposal, including universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, a limit on high capacity magazines. i want to bring in our own matthew dowd right here. he knows that most of that or a lot of it is not going to get through this congress. >> this interesting thing about this speech is, he'll obviously have a litany of things but he's hanging his hat, from what we can tell, about who he has in that crowd and who he's brought in. on gun control legislation. it's going to be a very difficult thing to get some of that stuff through, even in the aftermath of the crisis we face. >> even among, donna brazile joining us tonight, even among democrats, especial
for credit is lower. watch if talk of job creation when president obama makes the state of the nation speech tomorrow night. the president is expected to proposal spending on infrastructure and education in an effort to boost employment. there is a new mountain dew breakfast drink 5 percent juice, and has vitamins b and c and jolt of caffeine. if you hope to find hint of a future romance, you are out of luck, the largest fortune cookie maker has removed romantic emergencies after parents complained. >> did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was nice. it was. got out and did chores. never ending husband chores. >> excellence. now, over to mike. great week to be outside, make paint the house or work on the roof or dry weather for an extended period is what we have. it stretches across the state as you are headed to soak out the wet wet and it will be good, san diego and palm springs 64 in los angeles and in the central valley, low-to-mid 60's and 39 in tahoe and 44 in yosemite. >> we have a live look at the east shore freeway as you make your way from richmond beyond university avenue everything is
the looming budget cuts. yesterday, president obama brought cops and firefighters to the white house to warn emergency workers they'll be the first to go if those cuts take effect. the deadline is less than ten days away. and so far, there's no face-to-face talks. >>> but the president is reaching across the aisle on immigration reform. last night, president obama called the three, key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsey graham and marco rubio. details of a white house backup plan on immigration were leaked over the weekend. >>> general john allen who was nominated to be nato supreme ally commander, and got caught up in the petraeus scandal, has announced his retirement. his concern is for the health of his wife, kathy. she has stood beside him for more than 35 years, allowing him to serve his country. >>> also, former congressman, jesse jackson jr. and his wife are due in court today. expected to plead guilty to federal charges. jackson is accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, former chicago lawma
, if congress and president obama do not agree. >> a 10-year old massachusetts boy found out the hard way that 9-1-1 really is only for emergencies. this began when the 4th grade did not want to go to bid. >> he got mad and he is like, you are mean, i will call the cops and i said, go ahead. call the cops. >> he did take her up but he hung up but the dispatch sent an officer to thous and he tried to hide, and the mom let the police in and they discovered him and they had a talk. he was too embarrassed but mom, says, yeses he learned his lesson. >> way to roar, tiger mom! he deserved that. >> sure there was a fee there and probably cost a bit. >> out of his savings. >> out of the his allowance. >> now the forecast. mike? >> we will look at the eastern third of the country to start if you are headed that way, the thunder snow and thunder vote hit the mid-southwest is in the upper midwest with delays in baltimore and chicago. at home, all is clear but we have a chance of light rain as we head in the afternoon hours and we will see increasing clouds around tahoe but dry at 79 and snow tonight and to
-sex marriage debate. the obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urging justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act that defines marriage between a man and a woman. when dan ashley asked president obama about this very issue on wednesday during an exclusive one-on-one interview, the president was non-committal saying he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper strategy they should take. supreme court is set to fake up the issue in late march. >>> members of the marching band at john sweat high school is looking for help to find burglars that ripped off the band room this week. several thousands dollars of instruments were stolen between tuesday and wednesday. they are asking for them to be outlook for instruments being on sale on the internet. >> two athletes just returned from at trip of a lifetime. they went to cuba to play baseball. they are perhaps the first american high school team to travel there and play against their cuban counterparts. >> a big welcome home. they played against students in cuba. >> they played more for
interview with president obama and he is asked about proposition eight and whether the administration. ask the supreme court to overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. >> but, first, are the oakland a's leaving the east bay? we will tell you what major league baseball has done that could pave the way for potential >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> what a beautiful morning, at 5:29. thanks for joining us. >> you going to stop there? >> i left it for you. >> what a beautiful day. 5:29. is the weather cooperating? >> it is. nice this morning as far as getting around with not having to worry about what street to want out for or breezes if the lower elevations. they are there in the higher elevations but not the lower elevations. you can see how dry it is on live doppler 7 hd. from mount tamalpais, it is bouncing around at 2,600' and the temperature at san jose is 40 and oakland and 37 in petaluma and livermore is 39. headed into the afternoon hours more cloud cover than yesterday, temperatures hang on in the mid-50's at the coast and near 60 for the rest of
into the same-sex marriage debate. late yesterday oat obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >>> members of the a high school band from crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from a high school returned from the trip of a lifetime. they went to c
the obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >> members of a marching band in crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand dollars of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from mount hamel high school just returned from a trip of a lifetime. they went to cuba to play baseball. they are perha
in office, president obama secretly ordered sophisticated attacks of computer attacks that ran iran's nuclear enrichment facilities. we have participated in cyber sabotage. >> that's what the chinese are saying. >> and it turns out, what if china is thinking, we can compete with the united states or maybe we can just learn how to disable the massive infrastructure of our potential ally or adversary? >> this is an important difference. the united states does not participate, use its military intelligence services for economic espionage, we do not do that. it's prohibited. now, we -- to say as the chair of the intelligence mitt tee, it would be crazy to say that we don't participate in espionage. it's a long-standing tradition between nations. but this is very, very different. >> i think this gets to a fundamental relationship with the chinese. i think we have to make it very clear to them, that this cannot be business as usual. if they're going to continue to do this, there's a price to pay. i was just in beijing with the chairman of the foreign affairs committee. we raised this with
's alex perez reporting in from chicago. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama consoling loved ones today at the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. the emotional service running nearly four hours. >> i wish we could see her beautiful smile again. >> because she will always be with us. >> reporter: and a mother in pain, stood strong. determined to halt gun violence. >> no mother. no father. should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, the standout student performed at the president's inauguration festivities. but hadiya's bright future came to a sudden end. she was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. in a handwritten note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. and the president has invited more than 100 victims of gun violence and their families to attend next week's state of the union address. the first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's classmates and friends. many here now wondering if all of thi
. >>> president obama heads to virginia today where he'll outline the impact of the looming budget cuts. yesterday, the president met with the nation's governors asking them to pressure congress to do something. but louisiana governor bobby jindal is among top republicans accusing the president of trying to scare americans. he said instead it's time for mr. obama to show leadership. >> congress should not allow these arbitrary, sequester cuts to go through and hurt our economy, slow our recovery. there's got to be a better way. >> now is the time to cut spending. it can be done without jeopardizing the economy and critical services. >> south carolina governor nikki haley took aim at democrats and republicans saying "no one should be playing golf, no one should be taking vacations until the issue is resolved." i think probably the whole country agrees with that. let's get something done here. because again, we've seen this. we had the fiscal cliff thing at the end of the year. another issue come may with the debt ceiling. and the republicans are saying mr. president, all you're doing is scaring peo
in damage. tankers can no longer sail in heavy fog when they are headed out of the bay. >> the obama administration is quickly considering urging the united states supreme court to overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. dan ashley was the only bay area reporter to talk one-on-one with the president yesterday and raised expectations among opponents when he spoke of equality for gays and lesbians during the inaugural address and asked the president about it. >> being debated or considered in the supreme court next month, what will your administration do? >> well, the solicitor general is still looking at this. i have to make sure i am not interjecting myself too much into the process particularly when we are not party to the case but obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> the president has until february 24 to file a "friend of 9 court" brief with the entire interview on our website at abc7news.com. they touch on lighter topics. >> dan is a golfer and the president play add round with tiger woods and i imagine that ca
news at 11 and then "nightline." >> president obama taught members of congress -- president obama's top members of congress will be in washington, dc at the capitol when a monument of rosa parks is unveiled, the first full sized capitol of an african-american woman inside the capitol. she launched the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in 1955 in alabama. >> listen up, the slump in the afternoon could not be due to a lack of caffeine but what is hanging over our head. >> you will find out just ahead. >> an air rage, what set off a traveler at an overseas airport. >> coming up 6:00, the supreme court is just weeks away from hearing arguments on california's ban on same-sex marriage. ahead, the bay area businesses hoping to influence the high >> breaking news from sacramento where police are investigating the death of a of nine-year-old boy whose body was found in a community between the airport and the arena, sacramento police say they received two 9-1-1 calls from a home around midnight when they arrived they found the boy, dead. it
is conducting. and president obama has now ordered government agencies to help american companies spot and deter hackers from that secret army building in shanghai, diane. >> all right, brian ross, thank you. >>> and now, to the deepening mystery in the murder case against olympic hero oscar today, we saw dueling images. the once beloved athlete in court, hearing the charges against him. solemn, sober. while 700 miles away, there was a memorial for his girlfriend. tonight, two contradictory versions of what happened, and abc's bazi kanani takes us through both. >> reporter: in reeva steenkamp's hometown, her family gathered to say good-bye. >> there's only one thing missing, it's reeva. >> reporter: today, pistorius explained for the first time his version of events on that valentine's day. they were both sleeping, pistorius said, when he woke up and went onto the balcony when he heard a noise in the bathroom. in the pitch dark, he grabbed his gun and rushed into the bathroom, noticed an open window and thought an intruder was hiding in the toilet room. "i knew i had to protect reeva and myself,
obama's policies and proposals plan to protest at all 50 state capital as today, including sacramento. it's being held by the groups. new this morning a $2 million partnership will be announced at 11:00 involving three state parks in marin county. county and state officials made a deal with a nonprofit group to expand hours at china camp, the bay and the other state park. the park will now see expanded hours. >> a year ago the partnership was formed to raise matching funds to keep china camp from being closed completely. effort grew in size to allow today's announcement that all three parks will be operated through the partnership. the marin state park association took advantage of a newly passed law that put a freeze on closers after the discovery of $50 million the state parks department had in hidden accounts. >>> and there will be a new agreement with the national park service that will keep samuel taylor state park open. now to a home invasion robbery with a hatchet. it happened in an area of the city where that kind of crime is not expected. the story from abc7 news reporter tho
making deep cuts in military spending. opponents of president obama's policies and proposals plan to protest at all 50 state capitals today, including sacramento. the effort is being led by opponents for amnesty of illegal immigrants. but other groups are also expected to turn out. >>> new this morning a $2 million partnership will be announced at 11:00 involving three state parks in marin county. county and state officials made a deal with a nonprofit group to expand hours at china camp, the tomalus bay and the other state parks. the park will now see expanded hours. >> a year ago the partnership was formed to raise matching funds to keep china camp from being closed completely. the effort grew in size to allow today's announcement that all three parks will be operated through the partnership. the marin state park association took advantage of a newly passed law that put a freeze on closers after the discovery of more than $50 million the state parks department had in hidden accounts. they will celebrate a new agreement with the national park service that will deep samuel taylor
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